American Fiction Cast and Character Guide (2023)

American Fiction Cast: American Fiction, the 2023 American comedy-drama film, marks a captivating debut for writer and director Cord Jefferson. Adapted from Percival Everett’s 2001 novel, “Erasure,” the movie unfolds the story of a disillusioned novelist-professor who crafts a satirical “Black” book in jest, only to witness its unexpected rise to fame and critical acclaim. Featuring a stellar cast including Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2023, earning the prestigious People’s Choice Award.

Amazon MGM Studios launched it in limited theaters on December 15, 2023, with a wider release following on December 22, 2023. Garnering recognition as one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute, “American Fiction” has secured two Golden Globe Award nominations, solidifying its status as a standout cinematic achievement in 2023.

American Fiction Cast
American Fiction Cast
GenreComedy
Drama
Release datesSeptember 8, 2023 (TIFF)
December 15, 2023 (United States)
Running time1H 57M
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$1.8 million
Directed byCord Jefferson
Screenplay byCord Jefferson
Based onErasure by Percival Everett
Produced byBen LeClair
Nikos Karamigios
Cord Jefferson
Jermaine Johnson
Star castJeffrey Wright
Tracee Ellis Ross
John Ortiz
Erika Alexander
Leslie Uggams
Adam Brody
Issa Rae
Sterling K. Brown
CinematographyCristina Dunlap
Edited byHilda Rasula
Music byLaura Karpman
ProductioncompaniesOrion Pictures
MRC Film
T-Street Productions
Almost Infinite
3 Arts Entertainment
Distributed byAmazon MGM Studios
Cast of American Fiction

American Fiction Cast

  • Jeffrey Wright; as Thelonious “Monk” Ellison
  • Tracee Ellis Ross; as Lisa Ellison
  • Issa Rae; as Sintara Golden
  • Sterling K. Brown; as Clifford “Cliff” Ellison
  • John Ortiz; as Arthur
  • Erika Alexander; as Coraline
  • Adam Brody; as Wiley
  • Leslie Uggams; as Agnes Ellison
  • Myra Lucretia Taylor; as Lorraine
  • Okieriete Onaodowan; as Van Go Jenkins
  • Keith David; as Willy the Wonker
  • Raymond Anthony Thomas; as Maynard
  • Miriam Shor; as Paula Bateman
  • J. C. MacKenzie; as Carl Brunt
  • Patrick Fischler; as Mandel
  • Michael Cyril Creighton; as John Bosco

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